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Meaning of TRICK

Pronunciation:  trik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  2. [n]  a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
  3. [n]  a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  4. [n]  an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent; "that offer was a dirty trick"
  5. [n]  a period of work or duty
  6. [v]  deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

TRICK is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: antic, caper, conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, fast one, fob, fox, illusion, joke, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, play a trick on, prank, pull a fast one on, put-on
 See Also: card trick, cozen, deceive, delude, device, dirty trick, dishonesty, diversion, duty period, gimmick, knavery, lead on, performance, practical joke, prestidigitation, recreation, shift, sleight of hand, snooker, twist, work shift



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trick\, n. [D. trek a pull, or drawing, a trick, trekken
    to draw; akin to LG. trekken, MHG. trecken, trechen, Dan.
    tr[ae]kke, and OFries. trekka. Cf. {Track}, {Trachery},
    {Trig}, a., {Trigger}.]
    1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly
       procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in
       He comes to me for counsel, and I show him a trick.
       I know a trick worth two of that.           --Shak.
    2. A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle
       or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.
    3. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks
       of boys. --Prior.
    4. A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as,
       a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning.
             The trick of that voice I do well remember. --Shak.
             He hath a trick of C[oe]ur de Lion's face. --Shak.
    5. A knot, braid, or plait of hair. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    6. (Card Playing) The whole number of cards played in one
       round, and consisting of as many cards as there are
       On one nice trick depends the general fate. --Pope.
    7. (Naut.) A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the
       helm, -- usually two hours.
    8. A toy; a trifle; a plaything. [Obs.] --Shak.
    Syn: Stratagem; wile; fraud; cheat; juggle; finesse; sleight;
         deception; imposture; delusion; imposition.
  2. \Trick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tricked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to
       defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a
    2. To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically;
       -- often followed by up, off, or out. `` Trick her off in
       air.'' --Pope.
             People lavish it profusely in tricking up their
             children in fine clothes, and yet starve their
             minds.                                --Locke.
             They are simple, but majestic, records of the
             feelings of the poet; as little tricked out for the
             public eye as his diary would have been. --Macaulay.
    3. To draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or
       distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry.
             They forget that they are in the statutes: . . .
             there they are tricked, they and their pedigrees.
                                                   --B. Jonson.